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What are the benefits of surgical tattoo removal?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Tattoo removal

Tattoos are supposed to be kept forever, but doesn’t always happen. In fact, many people decide to have their tattoos removed because they no longer like them, because the ink didn’t “age” beautifully or because they associate it with a bad memory. Contrary to common belief, laser tattoo removal is not the only option. You can also schedule a consultation for surgical tattoo removal, a quick procedure that is in many ways superior to laser tattoo removal. Here are some facts that you might want to know about this surgery and its results.


A quick procedure with clean results

The biggest downside of laser removal is that it involves a lot of painful sessions and, at the end, the area of skin is not completely clean. Traces of the old tattoo might still show. However, in the case of surgical tattoo removal, the portion of inked skin is simply cut and removed. Depending on the size of tattoo, a smaller or larger piece is taken away. Experts from Centre For Surgery place slightly curved stitches, so that the scar fades away nicely. If the tattoo to be removed is very large, then the surgeons can either perform the procedure in multiple sessions to allow the skin to heal, or they can also use skin grafting. The procedure is very quick and, because the area will be under local anaesthesia, you will not feel anything. You might experience some slight discomfort in the couple of days following surgery, but this goes away and the scar heals nicely if you care for it. To prevent it from turning into a dark colour, make sure you apply sunscreen and healing creams.


Laser vs. surgical tattoo removal

One of the reasons why people keep tattoos they regret is because they want to avoid laser as much as possible. Laser tattoo removal is not only very expensive, but also very lengthy. To remove a tattoo, you have to go to at least 2-4 sessions, that it’s just for a small one. If you have a large tattoo, such as back piece or a full sleeve, the removal process might even take up to 10 sessions. The process is very painful and the risk of burning is involved, not to mention that some parts of the tattoo might still be visible. Surgical tattoo removal, on the other hand, is not painful and usually requires only one session. Even though you will be left with a scar, the surgery will heal completely in a few months and the skin will look good as new, provided that you care for it.


The risk of complications is very low and, as long as you do not take aspirin or blood thinners before the surgery, you will be fine. Like any surgical intervention, there is always the risk of infection, but this can be eliminated if you look after the treated area and make sure it is always clean.

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Bad tattoo – cover or remove it?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Tattoo removal


The majority of people choose to have a tattoo because they want to keep forever the memory of a certain story. But, there comes a point in your life, when you do not know what it was in your mind when you have decided to choose a certain tattoo model. Also, there are cases when the tattoo artist did not create the model you wanted. In any of these situations, you check what options you have to repair the mistake you have done. There are two options you have to choose from, you wither cover it, or you go to a clinic that offers laser tattoo removal London. Tattoo artists insist that in case you have made a mistake, an old tattoo can be transformed into a big beauty.

Should I remove my tattoo?

In case you want to have the mark removed from your skin, because you regret the decision you have taken, then you should definitely remove it. Even if you cover it, you will still remember that under it, there is something you do not like. If you have, for example, the name of your ex on your skin, you will not want to cover it, you will want to laser remove it from your skin, because they are no longer part of your life. You should talk with a specialist, because the process will take from a few weeks to a year. This means that you will not get rid of the tattoo with a single laser session. You will have to have patience, and to work with a professional, because you want to be sure that, your skin will maintain its health and beauty.

Should I cover it?

In case simply want to have a better tattoo and you do not want to have the mark removed from your skin, then you should consider covering it. You should know that old tattoos are easy to cover. And if you have a colour or lettering tattoo then the artist will have no issues in creating a beautiful model above it, because they are easy to work with. Now you should make sure that you do not change your mind again, and you truly want to model you choose. Also, you should be prepared to have a bigger tattoo, because a good covering model means having a bigger design on your skin. Resist the temptation of working with the person who offers you a great deal, because experts do not work for free.

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